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- DescriptionE. R. Eddison s classic saga vel w in paperback includes for the first time Eddison s remarkable letter of introduction and his unabridged closing te Styrbiorn the Strong tells the grand tale of Styrbiorn Olafsson, heir to the Swedish throne and kwn both for his impressive size and strength and his unruly, quarrelsome nature. Denied his birthright and exiled from Sweden, Styrbiorn becomes the leader of the Jomsvikings and sets out to reclaim the Swedish throne in the epic Battle of Fyrisvellir. A rediscovered classic, Styrbiorn the Strong is a tale reminiscent of the Old Norse sagas, a historical vel from one of the twentieth century s most influential masters of fantasy.
- Author BiographyEric Rucker Eddison (1882 1945) so loved the William Morris and George Webbe Dasent translations of the Old Norse sagas that he taught himself to read Old Icelandic. He studied classics at Trinity College and went on to write five novels including the fantasy classic, The Worm Ouroboros. Paul Edmund Thomas is a literary scholar who has focused most of his work on E. R. Eddison and J. R. R. Tolkien.
- Author(s)E. R. Eddison
- PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Date of Publication21/12/2011
- SubjectRomance & Sagas
- Place of PublicationMinnesota
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Minnesota Press
- Content Noteblack & white line drawings
- Weight263 g
- Width127 mm
- Height187 mm
- Spine17 mm
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